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Tuesday, July 29, 2003

Jaleo 

Last night we went to dinner at Jaleo. I love that place, especially when friends/family are in town because you need more than two people to assemble a good range of tapas for the meal. We went with Evelin's aunt and uncle and we got three tapas each, and pretty much everything was scarfed down. Highlights included the cebolla asada con queso Picón (roasted sweet onion with Picón, a blue cheese), trigueros con romesco (grilled asparagus with romesco sauce) and portobello a la parrilla (grilled portobello with tons of garlic), along with our perennial favorites: judías verdes con vinagreta cremosa (green beans in creamy garlic sauce) and espinacas a la Catalana (spinach sautéed with pine nuts, raisins and apple). Evelin was being kind to me and let me have a beer, an Estrella Galicia; it just underscored for me how bad the nonalcoholic beers are. And for dessert, the flan al estilo tradicional de mamá Marisa con espuma de crema Catalana was sublime.

Wednesday night, we're going out with them again, along with two of Evelin's cousins who live in the area. Right now the plan is to head to Cubano’s in Silver Spring. Maybe I'll get to have a mojito ...

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